When you think about high technology and business education, the Smith School is one of the top institutions that come to mind. What about high technology and global business? India is surely one of the countries at the top of the list. Besides being the second most populous country and the largest democracy in the world, it is one of the fastest growing markets and an emerging global force on the world technology stage. Smith MBAs will explore this new Silicon Plateau early next year in their global field study trip to Bangalore, India, January 9-20,
Mint chocolate chip may be the favorite ice cream flavor of the incoming MBA class, but food isnt the only thing on these high-achievers minds! Surpassing the now second-year MBAs by a few points on GMAT scores, the full-time MBA Class of 2003 has an average GMAT score of 658 with 5.2 years of professional experience.
Hundreds of Smith School students joined their families and friends in celebration at the schools winter commencement ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001. Approximately 287 students applied for bachelors degrees, 78 for masters degrees, and six for Ph.Ds. A couple dozen August graduates also participated in the Smith School ceremony, held in Cole Student Activities Building.
"Work to maintain balance in your life," was the most important recommendation of all from Al Carey, PepsiCos senior vice president of sales and retail strategies and keynote speaker at the Smith School graduation ceremony.
Although there was no bug-eating or immunity challenges at the annual QUEST Program orientation retreat, walls were climbed, alliances were formed, and participants got to know themselves a little better. New QUEST Program (Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams) students spent this past weekend in Camp Horizons in Harrisonburg, Va., at their three-day annual orientation retreat.